For those of you looking for inspiration to perfect your Tamariz/Aronson/soon-to-be-released-Berglas :/ stack:
From today's NY Times Magazine:
Secrets of A Mind-Gamer. How I trained my brain and became a world-class memory athlete'
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... crets.html
Some great interactive features and a discussion of the process of improving one's memory.
From the article:
"On a table in front of me, lying face down between my hands, were two shuffled decks of playing cards. In a moment, the chief arbiter would click a stopwatch, and I would have five minutes to memorize the order of both decks."
"Joshua Foer is the author of Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, from which this article is adapted, to be published by Penguin Press next month."